Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini

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  • Address: Piazza Cappuccini, 1, Palermo, Italy
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-0916524156
  • Ticket Price: 3 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: History Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

‘Catacombs of the Capuchins’- the one of its kind museum of Mummies and has a strange but unique charm that makes it one of the most visited places in Palermo.  Initially only the monks were availed the facility to be preserved after death but later, it became a status symbol for the local lords and rich society to be preserved forever.

With the hidden formula of Professor Alfredo Salafia which was recently discovered, the bodies were mummified. This took place for a long period of 16th century to early 20th century. The catacombs contain about 8000 mummies that line the walls. The halls are divided into categories: Men, Women, Virgins, Children, Priests, Monks, and Professionals. Some bodies are better preserved than others according to how well they are taken care of by their families by paying donations to the place.

The most famous mummy is of a two year old girl named Rosalia Lombardo who died in 1920. She is one of the last individuals to be mummified and is termed as “Sleeping Beauty”. According to a recent study, all her organs were intact in an X-ray.

A weird but a one-of-its kind place.

Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Travel Tips

  • Do not photograph without permission.
  • Not suitable for kids.

How to Reach Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini

  • Metro or bus

  •  La Cubana
  •  Trattoria Palermo - Mamma Ciccina

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  • Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Address: Piazza Cappuccini, 1, Palermo, Italy
  • Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Contact Number: +39-0916524156
  • Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Price: 3 EUR
  • Best time to visit Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini(preferred time): 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 40.36% of people who visit Palermo include Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini in their plan

  • 61.22% of people start their Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

92.96% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini

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Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Reviews & Ratings

Catacombs of the capuchins or catacombe dei cappuccini
  • Quem são as outras crianças do cemitério de Palermo??? Todas estão bem preservadas como Rosália????

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  • is there a map of the catacombs of the Capuchins and how can i access it if there is one

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    • I am not sure if there is a map of the Catacombs of The Capuchins. You may call on  39 091 652 7389 to inquire further.

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